• 3 minutes This Battery Uses Up CO2 to Create Energy
  • 5 minutes Shale Oil Fiasco
  • 9 minutes Don't sneeze. Coronavirus is a threat to oil markets and global economies
  • 12 minutes Historian Slams Greta. I Don't See Her in Beijing or Delhi.
  • 4 hours Boris Johnson taken decision about 5G Huawei ban by delay (fait accompli method)
  • 11 hours Governments that wasted massive windfalls
  • 8 hours Let’s take a Historical walk around the Rig
  • 11 hours We're freezing! Isn't it great? The carbon tax must be working!
  • 22 hours Trump has changed into a World Leader
  • 10 hours Here is Why People Lose Money Trading Natural Gas
  • 1 day Beijing Must Face Reality That Taiwan is Independent
  • 2 days Tesla Will ‘Disappear’ Or ‘Lose 80%’ Of Its Value
  • 8 hours US Shale: Technology
  • 13 hours 2nd Annual Great Oil Price Prediction Challenge of 2019
  • 19 hours Trump capitulated
  • 2 days Yesterday POLEXIT started (Poles do not want to leave EU, but Poland made the decisive step towards becoming dictatorship, in breach of accession treaty)
The Electricity Grid Of The Future Is Being Built Here

The Electricity Grid Of The Future Is Being Built Here

The UAE is aggressively developing…

OPEC Considers Deeper Oil Cuts Amid Virus Market Meltdown

OPEC Considers Deeper Oil Cuts Amid Virus Market Meltdown

As leading OPEC producers downplayed…

Japan Looks at Floating Solar Plants as Protection from Earthquakes

Japan Looks at Floating Solar Plants as Protection from Earthquakes

Japan is still haunted by last year’s disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The resource poor country is trying to find a suitable replacement for its nuclear power industry which it is trying to move away from.

Renewable energy sources offer the most attractive and safest option, yet Japan has decided that it should also look for a way in which to reduce the risk of damage from the numerous earthquakes that the island nation experiences every year. A clever idea to keep energy installations safe from earthquakes and tsunamis, is to build them on floating structures.

They have already installed a 100 kilowatt wind turbine about half a mile off the coast of the Nagasaki prefecture. Performance and maintenance data will be collected throughout the year, after which, depending on the success of the project, it will be replaced with a 2MW turbine.

Related Article: Increasing the Efficiency of Platinum Use in Fuel Cells

Now the Japanese are looking at floating solar islands. Plans have been made to install 10 floating solar parks with a combined power capacity of 20MW. The first two installations will be located in a nature reserve in Saitama and a swamp in Osaka, with a total capacity of 3MW.

Floating solar panels are not a new idea; they are already used at a Nappa Valley winery as a means of creating solar electricity, without using valuable land for the solar arrays.

By. James Burgess of Oilprice.com



Join the discussion | Back to homepage


Leave a comment

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News
Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play